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FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
honor mitt romney for what he did and not tie him to ronald reagan. we make a mistake when we look for ronald reagan. we were not looking for lincoln when we found reagan. and we were looking for a landlorder and we found one the other night. >> so many conservatives feel your father set the high bar in the presidential debates. >> i think they probably did. that is the only person they have been able to quote. they had no other republican to quote . now there is another republican. i bruced mitt romney a couplev years ago in the los angeles california club and i said to the group that is there. let's not make the mistake of looking for the next ronald reagan. we may do that and walk past the next great leader of our movement. when you put machine up against ronald reagan. they will fail because it is ronald reagan. let mitt romney have his moment and applaud him and not try to tie him to the past buto. >> why do people say you need that phrase and sentence in a debate that can be remembered for people going forward for the generation toz come. why do you have to have that pivotal mome
FOX News
Oct 13, 2012 11:00am EDT
. >> ronald reagan said not only tax cuts, but what represented a big tax increase and closing of a number of loop holes that this president has taken to mean that the gipper was for raising taxes. but he closed loop holes because reagan thought it was a sin to use that to avoid paying taxes. do you think that closing loop holes and getting rid of credits and allowance. >> not if it is revenue neutral. that is the key. when i heard about that. we were in japan for an economic summit with the president and someone called and said they have a deal and take the top rates from 50 to 28 percent and i yelled take it. i said tell them we'll take it. >> we look at the numbers. >> it is a big are number. >> and get rid of an awful lot of these things. you take a deal like that any time. >> who said -- you are a pragmatic guy. >> i used to be a supply sergeant. you are a giver and not a taker. >> and pat buchanan one of the finest speakers of the conservative mope e move a hell of a writer, too. >> my senator from my state joins us. to pat's point of getting rid of the loop holes and credits
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 2:00am EDT
reagan. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan. >> twitter was atwitter about that. that comment got a noticeable reaction from the group of undecided voters i watched during the debate last night. see it blown up there in the bottom of the screen. here is the problem, both kennedy and reagan working in a different time and place. to start, when both kennedy and reagan took office, individual tax rates not even in the ballpark of what we have now. kennedy's plan, enacted after his death, took the top marginal tax rate from 91% to 71% over a two-year period. lots of loopholes, but the growth argument, gdp rose by barely a percent during that time. isn't much when the economy was growing at a rate like china's, but the u.s. was at the time. they got a boost, but not much of one. ronald reagan's first big tax cut went into effect, and the economy did surge. economic growth went from 4.9% to north of 8%. year three, not so impressive. look at quarters, there were some drops. for perspective, today, the top marge call tax rate is 30%, not like are you at 70 or 90. can a reduct
Current
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney--look at what ronald reagan and tip o'neill did. >> michael: i mean, as my friend cenk uygur would say, of course! the reagan defense. they've relyied on drawing a comparison to ronald reagan as well as one other president. >> it's been done before. >> it's never been done before. >> jack kennedy lowered tax-- >> now you're jack kennedy. >> if jack kennedy only knew how much he would come up in vice presidential debates i think paul ryan knew where that was going. i'm joined by erol lewis and thomas frank, thank you for sticking around and talking to us. you know in looking back at this it really taxes the way that they come up in these debates. the thing they're not talking about are mitt romney's taxes. the idea that they can look back and talk about taxes and ryan still getting caught with these lies and then the next day saying that's exactly what we meant to say. how does this work, errol. >> a promise has been made. a big broad promise has been made to splash taxes. it's estimated by a reasonable objective source that this could cost treasury 5 trillion-dollar over ten years.
FOX Business
Oct 14, 2012 12:00am EDT
had moment against ronald reagan, until in the debate in new hampshire, there was a moment where reagan looked strong. >> i am paying for this microphone. >> that moment helped change the campaign. >> some o some of them you can . >> read my lips. no new taxes. >> the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull, lipstick. >> other ones, you got to depend on your candidate seizing a moment you didn't expect to happen. >> there you go again. >> most moments so far this election have been poorly phrased comments. >> if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> i like being able to fire people tt provide services to me. >> they'll put y'all back in chains. >> the media call those gaffes, but often the media don't know. when ed musky lost the '072 primary because he looked like he teared up defending his wife, everyone said candidates can't career, because that's week, but then in 2008 hillary clinton cried. >> you know, i have so many opportunities from this country. >> she began to tear up. >> don't want to fall backwards. >> she showed bein
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 3:30pm EDT
. >> john: so they obsess over details. when ronald reagan debated walter mondale, beckel was campaign manager along with rollins. >> do you remember how high the podiums was going to be. >> we had teams negotiating. the color of the room. >> john: what difference would that make? >> in certain conditions, in certain colors work for certain candidates. >> because mondale was shorter than reagan. >> i remember we debated for seven and a half feet and nine feet for days. >> two-thirds of defense budget pays for pay and salary or pay and pension. >> he looked tired and ragged. the observation they spent too much time with 77-year-old guy trying to beat every factoid into his brain. >> they said reagan is too old for president. in the next debate he was ready for that. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. [ laughter ] >> he delivers this line and there is sense of humor come in. you see the curl but you know he is delivering a great line and mondale can't help himself. he is simulta
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 3:30pm EDT
ronald reagan debated walter mondale, rollins and beckel were the opposing campaign managers. >> do you remember how high the podiums would be? >> days. >> we had days negotiating. >> the color of the room. >> what difference would it make to the candidate what color the room was? >> because in certain conditions, certain colors work for certain candidates. >> because mondale was shorter than reagan -- >> we wanted more distance between the two podiums. we debated between 7 1/2 feet and 9 feet for a day and a half. >> the first debate came, and reagan struggled. >> 2/3 of the defense budget pays for pay and salary -- or pay and passengers. >> he looked tired and ragged. the general observation was they just spent too much time with a 70-year-old guy trying to beat every factoid into his brain. >> people said ronald reagan is too old for the office. >> you're already the oldest in history. >> in the next debate, reagan was ready for that. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> he delivers
FOX Business
Oct 13, 2012 2:00am EDT
%. kennedy cut across the board with the top rate down at 70%. tax revenues jump. ronald reagan proposed sweeping tax rate reduction and the result revenues up 99%. biden: we made sure we cut taxes for the middle-class. gerri: not even close to trooper release seven taxes from obamacare ball directly on the middle class. the tax for not having health care insurance. obacare taxed the many in the name of flexible spending account in those to deduct from taxes. i could go on and on. joe biden scored big points claiming hedge funds would benefit. biden: 90% of small business america make less than $250,000. others are hedge funds making $600 billion per year that counts as the small business. gerri: hedge fund? the irs says they fall within the household of the top two brackets that the administration wants to raise taxes. and more than half of americans. vice president wants to raise taxes on small business. paul ryan does not. beau biden says the plan worked anybody knows the numbers knows it is not true. the federal deficit on track to hit $1 trillion for the fourth year in a row. the ad
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm EDT
roberts then ended up serving in the ronald reagan administration and in the supreme court in 2005 succeed william rehnquist after he died from thyroid cancer. what is the legacy do you believe? >> guest: i see that john roberts as being rehnquist's natural air. >> now, roberts is a worn just partisan. his methodology is more conservative than william rehnquist, and there has never been it court is conservative, according to the academic studies, there has never been a court that is more conservative right now than the roberts court, at least not since 1987 when records are being analyzed and kept. i think that roberts is very much different in some respects. i'm not sure that rehnquist would've voted as roberts did. i'm not sure that he would voted as part of the affordable care act. >> i was betting against roberts, too. then what would have happened is that somebody else would have stepped up. i think that roberts is different in some ways. he is much more polished in dealing with his constituency. but conservatives believe are cut from the stable of cloth. >> host: john jenkins
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT
primary george bush had moment against ronald reagan, until in the debate in new hampshire, there was a moment where reagan looked strong. >> i am paying for this microphone. >> that moment helped change the campaign. >> some o some of them you can . >> read my lips. no new taxes. >> the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull, lipstick. >> other ones, you got to depend on your candidate seizing a moment you didn't expect to happen. >> there you go again. >> most moments so far this election have been poorly phrased comments. >> if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> i like being able to fire people that provide services to me. >> they'll put y'all back in chains. >> the media call those gaffes, but often the media don't know. when ed musky lost the '072 primary because he looked like he teared up defending his wife, everyone said candidates can't career, because that's week, but then in 2008 hillary clinton cried. >> you know, i have so many opportunities from this country. >> she began to tear up. >> don't want to fall backwards. >>
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
against ronald reagan until the debate. there was a moment where reagan looked strong. >> john: that moment helped change the campaign. >> read my lips. [ applause ] >> incidents between a hockey mom and pit bull, lip stick. >> others is seize ago moment you didn't expect to happen. >> there you go again. >> most moments so far this election has been poorly fliazed comments. >> if you got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> i like being able to fire people and put services to people. >> they call them gaffes but the media don't know. when ed uskie lost the '72 primary, everyone said candidates can't cry because that is weak, but then in 2008, hillary clinton cried. >> i have so many opportunities in this country. >> she begin to tear up. her voice cracked. she showed being human. [ applause ] >> this is very personal for me. >> people perceive that as weakness. i think they will. >> it makes her look like the campaign is in trouble. >> the days before, clinton showed was showed ten points behind. the next day she beat obama in new hampshire. >> she t
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 1:40pm EDT
touch with key members of  y across the country and ronald reagan institutionalized it. it's on the white house office of political affairs, chevy president since has had none is given as the situation now where you're used to having the key campaign advisers by david axelrod david karl rove who are on the government payroll. they are there to help the president do the job come but they're certainly the concern that you have a perception of a politicized white house and a politicized president. >> host: brendan doherty is a professor at the u.s. naval academy. this is most recent book, "the rise of the president's permanent campaign." university of kansas is the publisher. ofessor doherty, d.c. that ar battleground states, do they ge short shrift because of this? >> guest: they do. they certainly do. in chapter four of the book i look at places presidents never go or at least rarely go. in the states that systematically neglected by both parties tend to be small
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> richard wolffe on the education of congressman paul ryan. >> ronald reagan -- >> now you're jack kennedy? >> ronald reagan -- >> "now's" terri o'neal on the romney ticket's disaster for women. >> if the romney/ryan ticket is elected should those that believe abortion should remain legal be worried? >> david cay johnston on ryan's sixth study lie. >> can you guarantee this math will add up? >> absolutely. six studies have guaranteed. >> and what's more disrespectful? lying to america or interrupting a guy who's lying to america? >> it was openly contemptuous and disrespectful. >> karen finney on the right wing freak-out over joe biden's knockout performance. >> ever felt that way where you just want to deck somebody? >> an obnoxious drunk. i think somewhere during the debate he took ridlin. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. what did we see? we witnessed a schooling on the issues by vice president joe biden last night. it really was the shot in the arm the democrats and the progressives were hoping for. after watching mitt romney get away with lie af
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
the way, as you know, when tip o'neill was the speaker of the house and ronald reagan was the president of the united states, and they worked together on a very important and significant tax reform. we believe that it's time for that again and that you can do that working across the aisle. obviously governor romney, if he becomes president, would hope to have republican majorities in the house and the senate, but you would have to work across the aisle, and we believe it can be done and there are six studies that show it can. >> but the promise that takes precedence and i do want to move on is about not increasing the deficit. you heard robert gibbs talk about big bird and the targeting of big bird by governor romney. coming out of that pbs cited poll showing it's the most trusted public institution and it only takes about 0.01% of the federal budget and not seeing big bird show up. was it a mistake to target him? >> george, it wasn't a targeting. it was a, you know, just pointing to one example. as you know, governor romney would move us toward a balanced budget with a 5% cut
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
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FOX Business
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
have today, you -- i know you have written about it, painted a worrisome picture for ronald reagan back then, did he ignore you then? what? >> well, the thing was that was a clean balance sheet, we had a trillion worth of national debt, that was a small fraction of our gdp, 30 years later we used up the balance sheet. neil: but at the time about he say, dave, stop it. you are depressing me? >> no. he basically said, one deficit was inherited from jimmy carter, let's blame him, and let's cut fraud, waste and abuse, he was unwilling to take on social security. neil: he was of view you boom your way out of something like this, that would solve problem, you told him then, not entirely. >> we had a boom yes, but we had a -- >> 25 million jobs. >> you could call it a boom but we headed 2 trillion under national debt with reagan and 4 bush years. neil: your favorite president. >> eisenhower at the moment, and maybe coolidge, and hoover was not that bad. grover cleveland was not so bad %-neil: he had two different times, we continue with dave on what he would like to see. right now. more david
FOX Business
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for ronald reagan, including one particular one. jimmy carter, how he came back from a shaky one against walter mondale, for paul ryan and looks up to ronald reagan, do you think he is take anything lessons from him, things he will imitate? >> i think he might, he might take cues in a since of knowing how ronald reagan approached the debate to maintain a friendly disposition to be alert to the questions, and respond appropriately. and also to be very polite, and to be the gentlemen he always was. neil: ed, i am wondering, as a former attorney general, now, a lot of legal questions raised about the benghazi blow up, what the administration knew, many are demanding to see cables from ambassador stephens that they think shows he was concerned about his safety, that it could blow up, and legally it should be investigated, and warrant the hiring of a special prosecutor. do you think it blows up to be that big of an issue, and do you think it will come up in this debate. >> it may come up, i think that the administration is in a very tough position, they have two answers, which were no
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
difference between the leader of cyprus and the leader of the free world, ronald reagan in terms of meeting. the soviet union will meet with a lot of different people. we have been in close touch with those who have met with the leaders of the soviet union. that is quite different than meeting with the president of the united states. the soviets say, we will have a meeting when there has been progress. yet they left those talks. i would like to correct my opponent on the walk in the woods. it was the soviet union that was unwilling to discuss the what in the woods. representative ferraro mentioned the inflexibility on -- of our position on strategic arms. we tried to reduce the ss-18's and those weapons. there is flexibility. that is an important point in terms of negotiations. >> congresswoman, he that taketh away, must give back. you will have the to menace our a rebuttal. but you rob me of my follow-up. -- > >> you rob me of my follow-up. >> representative ferraro, how can you convince the american public that the world will be a safer place under ferraro- mondale. ? >> what you
FOX Business
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
more like a bunny slope. "new york times" and saying, ronald reagan a former budget chief said, that is wrong. you should be worried if the times says that is right, david stockton here, and only here. but fst the irish calling for another round, not of beer, of oil, more drilling, how ireland is drilling us under the table. if you think we're close to ♪ [ male anuncer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scter that talks to t cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. new pink lemonader bus5-hour energy?e, 5-hour energy supports e avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. so i can get the energized feeling i need and support a great cause? i'm sold. pink lemonade 5-hour energy? yeah and a portion of every sale goes to the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. i'm sold. new pink lemonade 5-hour energy. get the alert, energized feeling you need and support breast cancer research and access to care. neil: we have a pro
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 9:00pm EDT
justice by ronald reagan. both times these memos come up. both times he outright denies the sentiment you're describing, and you basically portray him as outright lying. and you think rehnquist, do you think william rehnquist ever faced that lieover was he in denial as he got further? >> guest: i think he was in denial. i think he was in denial. the situation in 1971 is that the hearing record is basically closed. >> host: uh-huh. >> guest: he's testified, he's so slick and smart and excellent in his parrying of these questions both in 1971 and again when he's nominated in 1986 to become chief justice. the senators, birch, bayh, ted kennedy, people that are -- joe biden, they don't lay a hand on him really. so he's so excellent at parrying these questions. and the hearing record in '71 is closed, and then suddenly shortly before the vote is to take place on rehnquist and also on louis powell who was up at the same time -- >> host: right. >>ing the um, shortly before that a vote is to occur, "newsweek" magazine -- the supreme court reporter for "newsweek" was a really great guy, and he
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 5:30am EDT
wrong thing. ronald reagan is delivering leadership. >> one minute rebuttal. >> i think what i will have to do is start correcting the vice president's statistics. there are 6 million more people with jobs. that is supposed to happen at enter a growing economy. with all the problems of the prior administration, they created 10 million jobs. the housing rights for middle- class americans was 14.5%. that was under the prior administration with all the prior problems was 10.6%. if you look at the people living in poverty, 6 million people. 500,000 people are not of disability rolls. you can walk there around and say things are great. that is what we have been hearing on commercials for the past couple of months. i will become a one woman truth squad, and we will start tonight. >> i would like to ask her about civil rights. you have in the past been a supporter of to russian tax credits and also the constitutional amendment to ban a blessing. both of these are opposed not only by your running mate but just about every education in the country. now that you are mr. mondale's running mate
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:20pm EDT
from him. i couldn't do that to ronald reagan now, next year, or any other time. i have too much trust in him, i have too much friendship for him, and i would feel very uncomfortable doing that. >> some now claim he disagreed privately with jimmy cart's -- carter's decision to improse the grain emming. -- embargo. where, in your judgment, does loyalty end and principle begin? >> you can't have the united states of america out there looking over his shoulder wondering whether his vice president is going to be supporting him. mrs. ferraro has quite a few differences with vice president mondale. and i understand it when she changed her position on gas tax. she voted to end the grain embargo. if they win, and i hope they don't, but if they l win, she will have to accommodate his views, but she will give the same kind of loyalty i'm giving president reagan. one, we are not that far apart on anything. he also knows i won't be talking about him to the press, or i won't be knifing in the back by leaking to make me look good and complicate the problems for the president of the united states. >>
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
second, gerald ford came back, ronald reagan came back after the disaster. and one assumes that president obama is doing the homework to make sure it happens. >> so johnathan, giving what larry describes here, does this mean the president has to come back and do just a solid debate performance or does he have to blow the socks off this one? >> just a solid performance. you know, he does have a lead, he lost, at most, two points. one to two points out of this last week, so he is going to be going in at this next debate, unless something else happens, which is not likely. you know, with a four-point lead, possibly. so if he can just deliver a solid performance, he will be fine. the danger for him is over compensating. so they talked about al gore, when he was sighing, and demeanor was not good, gore over-compensated again in the third debate, so that is something that people who have had a poor debate performance have to worry about. >> larry, i want to ask you about this very quickly, the next debate style will be town hall. we talked about how the president was looking down. it
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
obama the democrat's reagan?" you have got to be kidding. the reality is no, he's not ronald reagan. ronald reagan had core values. you saw those in the debates. you saw that in his life. i don't think barack obama has core values at all. he listens to whoever is talking to him and espouses the talking points. is barack obama ronald reagan? i know ronald reagan. he was my father and friend. barack is no ronald reagan thank god. megyn: we had scott on a couple weeks ago when he was one of the lone pollsters showing this a tight race. whenever that seems to happen, scott, they seem to take shots at you as somebody who is not reliable and does haven't good polls. even though -- even though now all these polls are showing what you are showing -- the republicans put out today a list of the polls that show this race tightening and it's across the pollsters showing this race tightening in all the states you mention. despite here, here is what chuck todd said about you. >> we spent a lot more money polling than scott rasmussen does. >> he was right the last couple elections. >> he got it right at t
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
-- >> remember, though, like ronald reagan, in his re-election effort, the unemployment rate had gone -- gone down by 1.4%. >> gregg: from 10.8% down to 7% and after his re-election down to 5. >> the last year prior went down 1.4 point and now, it has gone down 1.2 points and momentum is important and where you are, is not where we want to be but people can sense the momentum and see where it is going. >> gregg: john, you brought up the reagan comparison and he had interest rates almost 20% and runaway inflation and none of that afflicted this particular president. in fact, you know, the unemployment rate for ronald reagan was higher and the unemployment rate for the president. >> well, it went to 10.8, i believe... and i mean, if you are saying that ronald reagan inherited a worse economy. >> gregg: he did. >> i don't know how you can make the argument. >> gregg: are you kidding. >> we lost 800,000 jobs. >> gregg: unemployment was higher, inflation was higher and interest rates were higher. >> in twa2009, january we lost 741,000 jobs and if that trend continued, we almost had a secon
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
ronald reagan uttered that one line. president obama hopes that one exception is the only one. >> that debate. what happened? >> coverager romney had a good night. i had a bad night. >> how bad? >> it's not the first time i had a bad night. what is important is the fundamental of what this race is about haven't changed. >> karl rove wrote that the first debate will be seen as the decision point in this election. do we make too big a deal out of debates? or does mr. rove have a point? >> we make too big a deal in that it's hard to argue that debates test or reveal aptitudes that are pertinent to the performance of presidential duties. debates are now semiconstitutional events. you cannot become president without participating. clearly, in close elections, '60, '76, 2000, it's plausible to say they caused enough change to be the margin of difference. with regard to this year's, it's too soon to say whether the surge mitt romney got from his debate performance is enough or not. if it is durable, it will be because what happens in debates that matter, they catalyze and inchoate feeling the
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
associate justice on the supreme court by richard nixon and elevated to chief justice by ronald reagan. both times these memo's come up, both times he outright denies the sentiment you are describing and you basically portray him as outright lying. do you think william rehnquist ever faced that lie or was he in denial even as he got further? >> guest: i think he was in denial. i think he was in denial. the situation in 1971 is that the hearing record is basically closed. he is testifying -- he is so slick and smart and excellent and his questions both in 1971 and again when he is nominated to become chief justice. the senators birch bikeby, ted canady, joe biden, they don't lay a hand on him early and so he is so excellent that perry and these questions and the hearing record of 71 is closed and suddenly shortly before the vote is to take place on rehnquist and also one lewis powell who is was up at the same time, shortly before that the vote is to occur but after the hearings are closed "newsweek" magazine, the supreme court reporter for "newsweek," really great guy, he comes up somehow wit
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
-- >> no, no -- >> in my lifetime or what? >> in your lifetime, yeah. >> i guess ronald reagan. i mean, i'll be an ingrate if i didn't say ronald reagan. >> what made him special, do you think? >> he had a way of -- he was the great communicator. he had a real way of making important and complex ideas comprehensible to the people. >> did he -- did he give you any advice? >> no. >> did he make any requests? >> no. >> did he say anything? >> no. >> would you tell me if he had? >> he almost got my name right. when we went out to the press room in the white house and one of reagan's aides says to me, "well, we think -- we think he'll get scalia right. but we don't know about antonin." sure enough, i think he messed up actually. >> you were the first italian -- >> i was. >> italian american. the first italian to ever get to the supreme court. [ applause ] >> yeah. it was a big deal for me. i got an enormous amount of mail afterwards. >> did you ever have to pay for a bowl of spaghetti bolognese in new york? >> i have a lot of italian friends. >> when i put questions out on twitter, of
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
a main speaker at a rally for ronald reagan. a few days before the 1980 presidential election. and for me it was interesting and it's interesting for lot in 1980 because he's kind of a figurative child of strom thurmond but the last chapter of the book, it's where i deal with the revelations about essie mae and also put that in a broader historical context to say that these are strom thurmond little children, before he had nancy thurmond and then essie mae. but they are also figurative children. there are a generation of southern's who switch, a big switch. so that's what i talk about in the last chapter. so i talk about that, part of thurmond is reaction and other reactions to reagan in 1980. and that party which lott says again in 2002, this was in december 2002, that was kind of, thurmond 100 proof department also somewhat kind of his going away party because his last year in the senate, his term is up in january 2003. he goes back anyone less for six more months. at that point it's an interesting moment because the controversy kind of raises the whole of, the modern conservativ
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
the -- reaction to the presidential race. it compared mitt romney to ronald reagan. he believes the campaign will play out like the reagan carter race did. >> i have always thought that romney was some what in the position that ronald reagan was back in 1980 that people were looking for a change. carter had faced all of these difficulties, you know, the iranian hostage double dig get misery index in many respects worse situation than obama faces politically. yet they were neck and neck going in. people were looking for a reason to change. there was this irresponsible cowboy that the media had painted really wroul mqualify a serious candidate and people saw it i think to a certain extent dynamic is playing out of here. >> thompson also went on to say he believes all of the obama camp has right now in the election is the power of the income ben see and money. >> let's talk weather now. first degree update with maria molina. >> it is chilly out there? >> it is chilly across the great lakes and the midwest. we have a chunk of the country that has temperatures a little below average for
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
so far, came late in the 20th-century, 1980 with the election of ronald reagan in 1994 was newt gingrich revolution sweeping control the house away from the democrats. so in a way conservatism is appearing only in the last act of 20th-century politics, and the rest of it was dominated and deeply formed by liberalism itself. all the alluvial celts from this stream of liberalism deposited itself and barack obama's formation. the crisis of liberalism is a obama's crisis, and so rather than, as i do in the book, a spiny and criticizing each wave or each stage of the liberal advance i thought it better today to concentrate on obama's on the appropriation of them. i think my book is the first to put the story of american liberalism between two covers and to take seriously barack obama's culminating or at any rate critical part in it. now, to begin with obama calls himself a progressive. he said this in the 2008 campaign, as did hillary clinton interestingly. they would prefer to be called progressive liberal. now, who are the progress is? well, following woodrow wilson, the progressiv
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
bipartisan agreement. >> do you have the specifics? >> look at what ronald reagan and tip o'neill did. we raise about $1.20 trillion through income taxes. we forgo about $1.10 trillion in loopholes and deductions. deny those loopholes and deductions to higher income tax payers. so we can lower tax rates across the board. >> i hope i am going to get time to respond. >> we want to work with congress on how best to achieve this. >> no specifics. >> lower tax rate 20%. start with the wealthy. >> you guarantee that this math adds up. >> let me have a chance to translate. i was there with ronald reagan. he gave specifics in terms of tax expenditures. 97% of the small businesses make less than $250,000. hedge funds that make $600 million a year. let's look at how sincere they are. governor romney on "60 minutes," 10 days ago, was asked, you pay 14% on $20 million. someone making $50,000 pays more than that. do think that is fair? he said, yes, that is fair. you think these guys are going to cut those loopholes? the biggest loophole they take advantage of is that carried interest loophole and cap
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 8:00pm EDT
michigan. jimmy carter from georgia, ronald reagan from california, the first george bush from texas and bill clinton from arkansas and the second bush from texas. so 2008 is in some ways a watershed election it's in being the four-year period of sunbelt dominance. there were issues that were critical in the politics that developed, they came out of the sunbelt and they tended to have a conservative back to them. they tended to be oriented around history of strong national defense, of an opposition to unions and the defense of free enterprise politics and also in the sunbelt, and the south and southwest that we see the rise of the 1970s when we come in to talk about religious rights, the rise of evangelical and fundamentalist involve political process in a new political way. thurmond was at the forefront of all of those issues in his own politics on national defense. he was a staunch anti-communist and played an important role in anti-communist politics -- policies and was one of the things that led him to switch parties in 1964. here's a key figure in opposing labor unions and
FOX
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
kennedy. ronald reagan. >> as for which candidate won the debate it seems to be a bit of a tossup with some polls giving a slight advantage to ryan. others to biden. a watch party of students turned out for this historic debate between two catholic vice presidential candidates. >> i am catholic and it's nice to hear them say they are practicing. but i think a lot of the policy they forget about their religion. >> even this campus only about 50 students showed up to watch the vice presidential debate. there were plenty of empty seats. >>> president obama watched the vice presidential debate on air force one as he was returning to washington from a campaign visit from florida. following the debate the president told reporters he thought joe biden was terrific and already called the vice president to congratulate him. mitt romney watched the debate at his hotel room in ashville, north carolina. the campaign spokesman said he called paul ryan immediately after the debate to congratulate him. on our website at ktvu.com we posted more video of last nights debate. look for the world and
SFGTV2
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. however, -- [applause] i don't rest there. the last time around, we studied emotion. ronald reagan said of the bill to -- set up the bill to hire the energy commission. california became the leader in energy efficiency. we put in tax credits and policies of the public utilities commission to favor alternative energy, independent power production. which is obvious today. when they promoted code- generation it was something very novel. 30 years ago. now you have a different name for a period in his third party power production using power in a driving way to recapture the most efficient way. innovation is important. i have to also, every time we heard the word innovation, i have to put a plug in for tradition. i have a very traditional education. i spent a lot of years in silence speaking latin up in the hills, living within the medieval framework. i do respect the past. we study it. if you are grounded in tradition, you feel quite confident in change and innovation. if you are insecure, you are very reluctant to embrace the unknown. i do think we need to in our education and politics, we
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
lowered tax rates, increased growth. ronald reagan -- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy? >> reporter: biden went right at ryan over mitt romney's controversial comments calling 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes irresponsible. >> the idea, if you heard that, that little sol little quill on 47%, you think he just made a mistake, then i got a bridge to sell you. >> i think the vice president very well knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: when biden wasn't talking, he seemed oddly amused. by our count -- smiling or breaking out in laughter 92 separate times. expressive, often interrupting and occasionally personal. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> well, it means it's simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> it -- it is. we irish call it malarkey. >> thanks for the translation. >> reporter: and ryan needled ryan over the president's performance in last week's debate. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. but i thi
CW
Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> it's been done a couple of times. >> right-hand lane reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> go to my website, he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me some stimulation money for companies here in wisconsin? we sent millions of dollars. >> he did ask for stimulous money. >> on two occasions, we advocated for constituents advocating for grants. >> i love that. this is such a bad program and he writes me a letter saying, the reason we need this stimulous, it will create growth and jobs. his words. >> i want to move on here to medicare and entitlements. i think we have gone over this quite enough. >> by the way, any letter you send me, i'll entertain. >> the night would not be complete without a bidennism. >> that's a bunch of malarkey. not a single thing you said is accurate. >> the is a bunch of stuff. here's the deal. >> what does that mean? >> it is simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> we call it malarkey. >> we have a whole lot of words there. joining me is joe. >> the king of malarkey. we talked about the awards and body language and show some of what we were seeing tonight a
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
congressman. >> ronald reagan -- >> oh, now, your jack kennedy. >> reporter: as predicted by the campaign, the vice president came out grinning, flapping, flailing arms. he was aggressive, attacking the republican ticket hard. >> we will have credibility on this issue. >> incredible. >> thank goodness we have these sanctions in place, in spite of their opposition. it has been discredited by studies, over 100 criminal investigations. >> reporter: along the way, the vice president cut in. >> >> mr. vice president, i know you're under duress -- to make up for lost ground. >> reporter: he talked about the auto bailout. >> when mr. ryan said that romney was a car guy, i thought well if they have them in an elevator, i guess he was. >> reporter: for a group of undecided voters put together in virginia, a split decision. this voter thought mr. biden won. >> the vice president did. >> why? >> i think he came off as being very strong, emotional, and i like the looking at the camera and talking to the american people. >> reporter: another, paul ryan. >> vice president joe biden was being k
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
carpenter there for 33 years from trueman to ronald reagan. now that carpenter's grandson is selling about 1,000 hand me downs and they include trueman's lighter and kennedy jr.'s monogrammed baby pin. also a burnt wooden post from 114 when the british set fire to the -- 1814 when the british set fire to the white house. it was done during reconstruction. some of the starting bids were as high as $12,000. that's pretty cool. >>> all right we're going leave you now with live pictures near bald win hills the los angeles suburb where the endeavour is now -- running some three hours behind schedule. but a sight to behold and it's sort of the impromptu parade down in southern california where millions of people will be visiting it at the museum. do you think they could have navigated the streets of san francisco with us? >> what about almost bard? they removed trees. >> they did. they planted more in place of them. >> but they can't move the buildings. >> they can't. >> that's their challenge. >> all right. >> that's it for eyewitness news at 5:30. we'll see you back here in about a half
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:30am EDT
>> ronald reagan. >> you are no jack kennedy, 24 years later. joe biden turned up the intensity after a lackluster debate performance at the top of the ticket. good morning. i'm willie geist and this is "way too early." in danville, kentucky, they were pressed from the moderator. some of the shorpest points of contrast came on the subject of iran's nuclear program and the two sides conflicting plans for medicare. the vice president made an effort to be engaged even when congressman ryan had the floor. unlike president obama, the vice president kept his eyes on his opponent smiling and shaking his head as the republican candidate attacked. >>> the hot topic of libya and the deadly assault in benghazi that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. president obama's deputy campaign manager suggested the only reason the obama's handling of the attack is because the republicans are talking about it on the campaign trail. she said that was reckless and irresponsib irresponsible. last night, ryan blasted the white house. >> it took the president two weeks to announce it was
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm PDT
to some of those previous cases where an incumbent had problems in the first debate. ronald reagan in 1984 lost his train of thought if his first statement. gwen: on the pacific coast highway. >> right. and it gave rise to questions as -- if he was too old. this was a case that i thought from start to finish governor romney was the dominant character in the debate. he was much more forceful so in that sense its it was a much more decisive case of somebody winning and somebody losing. >> there wasn't that single moment that memorable you're no jack kennedy kind of putdown. it was very strong substantive. in fact, the president said this was a terrific debate. he might not have thought that later whether he got to reviews. >> if you look at romney's opening statements, he touched all the things he needed to. he talked about voters in ohio and nevada. i feel your pain. gwen: told stories. >> told stories. he did the five things he's running on. he talked about the president's past. respectfully said it wasn't going in the right direction. then 0 minutes later after a good cut and thrust
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
years. employed during harry truman's administration through to ronald reagan's. collecting people imeel ya that offers a -- memorabilia that offers a three dimensional timeline of the presidential families. john f. kennedy jr.'s baby pen. even a burnt wooden post from 1814 when the british set fire to the white house which arrington found at work during the truman reconstruction. >> we found the table in the tar pen ter shop. >> reporter: he also helped with the kennedy renovations and collected items from the first lady herself, including a handwritten thank you note after the death of her son patrick. >> they're real people and they have real lives. a lot of this collection demonstrates that fact as well. >> i'm sure when he was collecting them, he was just -- never thought it would be of great, big value. but today we're reliving part of history. >> reporter: 1,000 things that arrington saved will be auctioned off today. starting bids ranging from $25 to $12,000. just like presidential life, the collection is bittersweet. wedding and inauguration announcements next to memories
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
generally. ronald reagan was re-elected with a 7.2 unemployment rate. he set up the dynamic and the pr was honest. optimism is what he sold. he was able to say 7.2 is great news, great news. he got re-elected with $49 state. he lost minnesota and the district of columbia with 7.2. what should obama get with 7.8? it seems like it's within the range there and everybody's poo-poo'ing it. oh, geez, i know why jack welch is scared that number is too damn close to reagan's number. that's probably what he's worried about. >> how this works with the president's narrative, we're moving in the right direction, don't change horses, don't go back to a playbook that didn't work, the george bush supply side stuff that i think he can legitimately tie to mitt romney. he had a narrative that says the economy is moving in the right direction. i think this job report actually strengthens that narrative. much more than levels variables, like the level of the unemployment rate, it's momentum that i think forms voters' views on the economy. >> thank you jared bernstein for coming on. >> thank you. >>> who i
FOX News
Oct 13, 2012 8:30am PDT
is such a thing of negotiating. and i alluded to ronald reagan who was open to getting some if not most of what he wanted because it meant getting none of what he wanted. jerry brown tax cut which was a flat tax rate on everyone. no progressivity and replacing all federal taxes with two flat rate taxes it was not revenue neutral and it had a little bit of positive revenue. i supported that all of the way because of the tremendous boon bye getting rid of the income tax and i think it would have been wonderful. we need to compromise on all of the issues but not until we have a good position. i don't want to compromise before we start the discussion. i think -- >> wait until the election. >> and then sit down with your people. you don't give away your fail back position before you start. >> we'll see. thank you very much. >>> and how the rest of the world, thank you. and how the rest of the world is viewing us and this and the back and forth and dismissing all of not that they are q. in great shape themselves. but we are hardly looking like fiscal jack lalanes. can what is happens ove
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 11:35pm EDT
times. >> jack kennedy -- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan -- >> reporter: at the end, each man summed up and both chose to attack. >> my friend says that 30% of the american people are takers. romney points out 47% of the people won't take responsibility. he's talking about my mother and father. talking about the places i grew up, my neighbors. he's talking about, he's talking about the people that built this country. all they're looking for is an even shot. >> president obama, he had his chance. he made his choices. this is not what a real recovery looks like. you deserve better. mitt romney and i want to earn your support. we're offering real reforms for a real recovery for every american. >> at least it was a lot better watch than the romney/obama. meanwhile hashtag mularkey is trending nationwide. and martha raddatz has received 80,000 twitter mentions, some saying martha for vice president. >>> next, our political insiders are going to tell us who made the grade tonight. [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 2:30pm PDT
"george w. bush" similar to ronald reagan's foreign-policy. they do not want to be in his corner. at the same time, they want to take advantage of the traditional republican strength. they believe they are tougher when it comes to national security. he's trying to solve that dilemma by saying he wants to avoid war by spending more on the military. he does not want to scare off any independent voters but at the same time he wants to satisfy his conservative clients. >> let's look at the broader campaign. last week, he got a big boost from winning that the raid against obama. the polling numbers also looking better for him now. is the obama campaign worried? >> nervous, there is no question, but as there has been some significant change in some of the most important swing states, ohio and florida. things change on a daily basis here. we have not factored that in yet for the new unemployment numbers that came out friday that are in obama's favor. this will be a very, very close race matter what anyone says. we will know on election day how it plays out. they will have to fight until the las
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 1:05am PDT
kennedy. >>onald reagan. ronald reagan. >> plenty of heat. biden showedt and more emotion tonighd personality but i think who you believe won the debate? probably depend on your political point of view unless you include abc martha. she was clearly the best moderator so far. fichlt thanks. social media came alive tonight as well as the two candidates duke it out. twitter says the debate generated 3 and half million tweet. biden now you are jack kennedy line generated 58,000. the minute it was by far the most tweeted remark. over all though the debate didn't create as much traffic as the presidential one 10.3 million tweet. >> president obama and mitt romney meet in their second doe bait next tuesday in new york this one will be town hall meeting format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> all right. you may know heart break in oakland tonight. unfortunately the a's incredible run in the play offs comes to an end. >> couldn't pull off a win in the game 5 of the series and larry is here now. >> kind of a bumper. especially after last night the thrilling 9th inning come bac
FOX News
Oct 13, 2012 7:30am PDT
taxes shame on you. the guy in the building since used it as justification. ronald reagan advocating raising taxes period. that is not what he said. what do you say? do you draw the line that credits and closing loopholes is a tax increase? so don't think about it? >> guest: no. eliminate those that don't serve purpose. >> it's not a tax -- >> it is. it needs to be offset by reducing the rate. re-knew neutral, rates down. >> neil: romney talk it about cutting everyone's taxes by 20% and he is going to create the allowances and as he says make it in the end revenue natural -- >> that is not a tax increase. >> neil: ill's a tax cut. allowing for upper income people might find themselves at best with a wash. some may pay more. >> guest: we are looking for overall not raise tax burden on people. >> neil: i want to be clear. you are on board with the rich carrying a bigger chunk of the burden if their deductions are phased out or limited? >> guest: as long as rates don't go up and the overall tax burden doesn't go up, the tax reform is perfectly acceptable. that is a good idea. >> neil: o
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this is what makes our country great. that is what the party of ronald reagan is all about. i do not think there deviating. >> mitt romney told the iowa editorial board that he does not foresee abortion legislation coming to his desk or putting something for it. is that ok with your conservative members? >> look, i am pro-life. romney is pro-life. the vast majority of americans are pro-life. we're talking about unborn children. he was saying taxpayer dollars should not be used to take the lives of unborn child. president obama has said that our tax dollars can be used in that way. gov. romney was very clear about planned parenthood should not be getting your tax dollars and using them to take the life of unborn children. he is very strong on the use of taxpayer money for abortion and not being supportive of that, which is where conservatives >> once all of a question. given that mitt romney won support a cap and trade, enacted a health care plan the conservatives did not like, you must have strategizing about what you do in the house in the center. if you're not worried? >> we ar
KOFY
Oct 12, 2012 12:00am PDT
been didn't before. >> robbed reagan. >> now you are jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan. >> plenty of heat. biden showed more emotion tonight and personality but i think who you believe won the debate? probably depend on your political point of view unless you include abc martha. she was clearly the best moderator so far. fichlt thanks. social media came alive tonight as well as the two candidates duke it out. twitter says the debate generated 3 and half million tweet. biden now you are jack kennedy line generated 58,000. the minute it was by far the most tweeted remark. over all though the debate didn't create as much traffic as the presidential one 10.3 million tweet. >> president obama and mitt romney meet in their second doe bait next tuesday in new york this one will be town hall meeting format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> all right. you may know heart break in oakland tonight. unfortunately the a's incredible run in the play offs comes to an end. >> couldn't pull off a win in the game 5 of the series and larry is here now. >> kind of a bumper. especially after
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
political opponents. >> reporter: swept into congress under ronald reagan in 1980, but specter's views supporting immigration rights, abortion and gun control made him too liberal for the tea party movement. under assault, he bolted to the democratic party. >> my change in party will enable me to be re-elected. >> reporter: but specter lost. >> it's been a great privilege to serve the people of pennsylvania. >> reporter: he knew controversy well, at the warren commission, he wrote the single bullet theory that explained how lee oswald acting alone assassinated john f. kennedy. he angered many women after the spectacle around anita hill. but specter is also remembered for his wit and his devotion to the senate. >> i lead with great optimism for the future of our country, a great optimism for the continuing vital rule of the united states senate and the governance of our democracy. >> arlen specter was 82. >>> we turn now to that outbreak of meningitis cases tied to steroid injections from a pharmacy in massachusetts. today the cdc said the number of cases has risen to 205 in 14 states.
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
been didn't before. >> robbed reagan. >> now you are jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan. >> plenty of heat. biden showed more emotion tonight and personality but i think who you believe won the debate? probably depend on your political point of view unless you include abc martha. she was clearly the best moderator so far. fichlt thanks. social media came alive tonight as well as the two candidates duke it out. twitter says the debate generated 3 and half million tweet. biden now you are jack kennedy line generated 58,000. the minute it was by far the most tweeted remark. over all though the debate didn't create as much traffic as the presidential one 10.3 million tweet. >> president obama and mitt romney meet in their second doe bait next tuesday in new york this one will be town hall meeting format. we'll carry it live starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> all right. you may know heart break in oakland tonight. unfortunately the a's incredible run in the play offs comes to an end. >> couldn't pull off a win in the game 5 of the series and larry is here now. >> kind of a bumper. especially after
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
that debate wednesday night. >> big. think john kennedy of 1960, think ronald reagan in 1980. it's possibly that big because the president seemed to be on a glide path towards re-election and all of a sudden here comes the raging bull, mitt romney, out of the dark and they run for the safety exits instead of counterpunches and getting him hard. what happened to barack obama? i'm not certain. i don't know. but i know this, if he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor and passive resistance, he's losing. >> you called it one of the worst performances of the time? >> one of the most inept performances by an incumbent president i've ever seen. i'm mystified. we do know these things about barack obama. we know he doesn't like to confront people. we know that -- chris: he doesn't like to fight with hillary clinton. >> he doesn't like to. he's really worried about appearing angry in public and that really isn't his natural demeanor but that was unilateral disarmament and was stunning. when mitt romney gives you an opening to talk about romney's accountant and doesn't say you
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